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Screenshot of the original NEC PC-8801 version of Hydlide.
|T&E Soft, FCI|
|Action, RPG, Open-world|
|NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, MSX, MSX2, Fujitsu FM-7, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1, Family Computer and NES|
|North American Release|
|Nintendo Entertainment System|
December 13, 1984
MSX and MSX2
March 18, 1986
|Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes | Codex |
Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Patches | Ratings
Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough
Legacy[edit | edit source]
Hydlide was one of the first action role-playing video games, and one of the earliest Japanese role-playing video games. The recharging health mechanic first introduced by Hydlide in 1984 would, decades later, become a common mechanic widely used in many video games, particularly contemporary shooter games.
References[edit | edit source]
- Hydlide (PC88). Retrieved on 2015-01-14
- Kurt Kalata & Robert Greene. Hydlide. Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved on 2011-05-01
- Szczepaniak, John (7 July 2011). "Falcom: Legacy of Ys". GamesTM (111): 152–159 . http://imageshack.us/f/32/yshistory02.jpg/. Retrieved 2011-09-07. (cf. Szczepaniak, John (July 8, 2011). History of Ys interviews. Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved on 6 September 2011)